Undiagnosed and untreated ADHD may lead to challenges for the child at home and school. These symptoms can cause significant problems in a child’s life, such as underachievement at school, poor social interaction with other children and adults, and problems with discipline.
There are Three Recognised Types of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD in Children:
1) Combination Type – Symptoms of both criteria inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity were present for the past 6 months
2) Inattentive Type – Symptoms of inattention, but not hyperactivity-impulsivity, were present for the past six months. (Previously called ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder).
3) Hyperactive/Impulsive Type – Symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity but not inattention were present for the past six months.